Temples of Maharastra possesses some of the most beautiful and historically significant temples in the country. The temples in Maharashtra are the spiritual treasures of India. If you’re someone who is seeking moments of peace and calmness then these temples can be a perfect fit for you. So let’s embark on the journey of our country’s faith and cultural richness.
What strikes your mind when I say, Maharashtra?
Might be bustling cities, stunning landscapes,
Well, that’s not the only thing this western state of India is famous for!
- Shree Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai
- Trimbakeshwar Temple, Nashik
- Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, Shirdi
- Pandharpur Vitthal Temple, Pandharpur
Shree Siddhivinayak Temple
This temple was built in the year 1801 and was funded by a woman named Deubai Patil. She was not fertile but she believed that lord Ganesha would bless other infertile women through this temple. This temple is the perfect place to escape the chaos of the city. The serene ambiance of the temple provides spiritual solace and peace. The temple’s deity is also referred to as Navsacha Ganapati which means whenever we will pray humbly lord Ganesha will fulfill our wish.
Timings: From 5:30 am to 9 pm.
Location: Swatantryaveer Savarkar Road, Prabhadevi, Mumbai
This temple is one of the gems of Nashik city, Nestled the amidst scenic beauty of the Western Ghats. The towering spires and intricate carvings illustrate the excellence of ancient Indian craftsmanship of the bygone era. This temple is situated nearby Bhramgiri Mountain.Construction of this temple was done by Thrid Peshwa Balaji bajirao.It is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples. Trimbakeshwar illustrates three aspects of the Hindu Trinity—Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. This temple is an important part of the jyotirlinga yatra.
Timings: Open 24 hours
Location: Tapovan, Nashik, Maharashtra
Shirdi Sai Baba
Sai Baba was a spiritual master and fakir. He is worshipped by all religions. His philosophical teachings combined the elements of both Islam and Hinduism. Shirdi is an important pilgrimage site and all credits are to this temple. People from various backgrounds, religions, and nationalities visit this temple. Sai Baba’s teachings gave the universal message of faith, love, tolerance, and the unity of all religions.
Timings: 4 am to 10 pm
Location: Mauli Nagar, Shirdi, Maharashtra
Pandharpur Vitthal Temple
Lord Vithoba, was believed to be an incarnation of Lord Krishna. This temple is also known as Shri Vitthal-Rukmini Mandir. The name of this temple is included in many bhajans and poems, including that of Tukaram Maharaj. The temple complex faces the Bhima (Chandrabaga) River. The first shrine of the temple is of lord Ganesha followed by a mandap where prayers are performed. You can even touch the feet of the deity after standing in a queue. Visiting this temple can be a great experience for you there is even a hall where devotees play! (Just as Lord Krishna played with his Gopis).
Timings: From 6.00 am to 11.00 am and 5.00 pm to 11.15 pm
Each temple has its story architecture, and spiritual essence. These spiritual treasures illustrate the deep-rooted faith that binds people together. Moreover, it is rightly said that when prayers become our habits miracles become our lifestyle, and this saying holds so true wherever you live just make a habit of visiting the Temple at least once a week to appreciate god for what he gave.